"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

November 22, 2010


Makai started 2nd grade this year.....I know, I know I say it all the time, but really they grow up way too fast!  On the first day of school he came home with the usual huge stack of papers  for me to sign for him to return to the school.  One of the papers in the stack invited him to join their Harmony group....it's a choir that is run by some of the PTA moms, just to help the kids develop their voice, memorize songs, and build their confidence by singing solos or giving talks.  I was so excited when I saw the flyer and just knew it was something that Makai would LOVE to do. 

Luckily our boys were born with Ova's musical talents.  That, unfortunatly is NOT somthing I was blessed with...hahaha.  Ova can listen to a song on the radio and pick up an instrument (any instrument) and play by ear.  He's amazing!   Both Makai and Mone love to sing and I'm actually pretty amazed at how quickly they memorize songs.....there have been many many times when we're driving in the van, those two in the very back strapped in their car seats singing along with the radio to the top of their lungs and dancing like crazy.  I absolutely love it!  Ova and I just laugh cause the majority of the time we don't even know the song they're singing....hahaha. 

Well I talked to Makai about Harmony and he was so excited.  The cool thing is that they don't take time out of school for practices, we just had to take him an hour early on Wednesday mornings so he could go to Harmony for an hour and then go to school.  It was very well put together.  And I was surprised that on the mornings that Makai had Harmony he was excited to hurry up and go to school...even though it was SO early! 

They learned patriotic songs, the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, etc....they were practicing for Veteran's Day, that was be the day of the concert.... just a special to tribute to those amazing men and women who serve our country and fight for our freedom.

We all got to go to his concert, even Ova was able to get off work a little early to make it....Makai was super excited to have all of us there.  He kept smiling so big and even though there were like 120 kids singing....we could hear him yell/singing above all the rest!  He wanted to make sure we would hear him!  haha  I, of course am a cry baby and I tried really hard not to cry...but it didn't work!  I get really emotional when it comes to my kids.....just a proud mommy I guess...haha!  

I love that Makai has started this and that he loves it.  I will be something he can do all the way through elementary school.  He even told me that next time he's going to try out for the solo part.  I love it!!  :)


Kiki Fangupo said...

I was in our school choir in elementary and it was so much fun!

tyana said...

Monica this is so fantastic. He is definitely a sweet heart and he is so sweet. Bless your heart - you are such a great Mom. Love your family so much.


tyana said...

Monica this is so fantastic. He is definitely a sweet heart and he is so sweet. Bless your heart - you are such a great Mom. Love your family so much.


Fred & Shenna Frost said...

How sweet! :0) Elementary is the best part of being in school, I think. hehe It's before all the attitudes and teenage drama start coming out! hehe Cherish it while it lasts! Ü


too cute!!